Explore South Gippsland
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The Prom is one of Victoria’s most-loved places.
At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines.
Great bushwalks extend from under an hour to over three days. Visitors can camp, caravan or stay in huts, cabins, wilderness retreats or lodges at Tidal River where there is a general store and take-away food shop.
Wilsons Promontory Lightstation is perched on a small peninsula jutting into the wild seas of Bass Strait.
The waters surrounding the Prom are protected as a marine national park and marine park and offer outstanding diving.
A compass clock and lookout commemorate the centenary of the Toora township and the pioneer settlers.
Tarra-Bulga National Park in South Gippsland is well known for its giant Mountain Ash trees, beautiful fern gullies and ancient myrtle beeches. The park covers some of the best examples of original cool temperate rainforests of the Strzelecki Ranges.
Walk to the impressive Corrigan’s Suspension Bridge, which stretches through the rainforest canopy, affording spectacular views of the lush fern gully on the forest floor below.
Hidden within the rolling green hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge.
At 59 metres, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria.
Take a short stroll through the Blue Gum Forest to a viewing area overlooking the waterfalls or relax and enjoy a picnic under the shade of tall blue gums on the grassy banks of the Agnes River.
The rehabilitated Port Welshpool Long Jetty has been opened for public access since 21 December 2018 and will remain open while minor works including the installation of interpretive signage are completed. An official public opening and community celebration is anticipated for some time early in 2019.
THINGS TO DO:
Boating & Fishing: Corner Inlet
Cycling & Walking: Great Southern Rail Trail
Water Activites: Swimming/ Surfing
Relax at beautiful beaches: Waratah Bay, Shallow Inlet &
Woodside (start of the 90 mile beach)
Wilson Prom. Cruises
Close by: Barry Beach Port